Ethel & Ernest, Raymond Briggs
Ethel & Ernest a True Story is a graphic novel written and illustrated by Raymond Briggs (b. 1934). It tells the story of his parents from their first meeting until their deaths. It covers a period in English history from 1928 to 1971 and gives a wonderfully illustrated insight into life at that time, including how they lived in the suburbs through the second world war.
First edition, glossy hardback, published in 1998. In excellent condition.
Raymond Briggs, who is most notable for The Snowman, was awarded a lifetime achievement award in 2017 by the UK children’s books charity BookTrust. Ethel & Ernest a True Story was also awarded the British Book of the Year Award for the Illustrated Book of the Year 1998.
Ethel & Ernest a True Story was made into a celebrated animated film in 2016.